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1 Thessalonians 2:12

    1 Thessalonians 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to the end that ye should walk worthily of God, who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that your lives might be pleasing to God, who has given you a part in his kingdom and his glory.

    Webster's Revision

    to the end that ye should walk worthily of God, who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory.

    World English Bible

    to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to the end that ye should walk worthily of God, who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:12

    That ye would walk worthy of God - That they should, in every respect, act up to their high calling, that it would not be a reproach to the God of holiness to acknowledge them as his sons and daughters. See the notes on Ephesians 4:1; Philippians 1:27 (note); and Colossians 1:10 (note).

    His Kingdom and glory - His Church here, for that is the kingdom of God among men; and his glory hereafter, for that is the state to which the dispensations of grace in his Church lead. The words, how ever, may be a hendiadys, and signify his glorious kingdom.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:12

    That ye would walk worthy of God ... - That you would live in such a manner as would honor God, who has chosen you to be his friends; notes, Ephesians 4:1. A child "walks worthy of a parent" when he lives in such way as to reflect honor on that parent for the method in which he has trained him; when he so lives as to bring no disgrace on him, so as not to pain his heart by misconduct, or so as to give no occasion to any to speak reproachfully of him. This he does, when:

    (1) he keeps all his commands;

    (2) when he leads a life of purity and virtue;

    (3) when he carries out the principles of the family into his own life;

    (4) when he honors a father by evincing a profound respect for his opinions; and,

    (5) when he endeavors to provide for his comfort and to promote his welfare.

    In a manner similar to this, a true Christian honors God. He lives so as not to bring a reproach upon him or his cause, and so as to teach the world to honor him who has bestowed such grace upon him.

    Who hath called you - See the notes at 1 Corinthians 1:9.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:12

    2:12 To his kingdom here, and glory hereafter.